The collapse of craving!

Question: I have searched with many schools of thoughts and still cannot figure out why I still crave for things. In fact, I understand when you explain about the feverishness that arises because of craving. I totally experience its turmoil within me. But then why do I still relish craving? Answer: First, let’s understand clearly […]

Desire is the root cause of suffering!

Question: Desires and tendencies – it’s one thing being aware as they come up, suppress them, reduce them, possibly even eliminate them. But there is always a danger lurking of reviving them. I am going through one right now. It’s a line in stone, not on water or sand. And it’s become a demon. Even […]

Happy NEW perspective!

Seeker: Can you help me make a firm new years resolution and stick to it? Answer: At this junction in life [new years], most people run after resolutions or they sit and sulk about the past year’s resolutions that they did not keep up to. Haven’t you learnt a lesson from repeating the same cycle […]

Dispassion or Disinterest?

Question: Jgd Ekta di, Are dispassion and disinterest one and the same. I have lost ambition in Career. I do whatever job is given to me. But my Boss has started noticing it that I don’t go beyond what was asked of me and don’t bring new ideas to the table. A similar thing is happening […]

Is it the Flow or my desire?

Question: How to account for business goals and personal goals you want to achieve ? It has to start with a desire, correct? Answer: When you recognize that the flow brings in all that is needed to run your life whether personal or business related, the feverishness of creating goals will drop off, doer-ship will […]

Dealing with Sexual desires on the spiritual path!

Question: What should be the effort from our side to get over sexual desire on the spiritual path, if we should not suppress it? If we express it aren’t we making those impressions stronger? What should be our attitude towards it? Answer: Have you played with a bow and arrow? You pick up the bow […]

The trap of Maaya

Question: Dear Ektaji, why do we respect only greatness? Why do we set goals by comparing with bigger and better only? However our benchmarks of Greatness keep changing as we ourselves evolve, and we keep chasing one or other desires. What is a right way to look upon people, their work and its importance, and […]

Guilt of spiritual insincerity

JGD Dear Let go of the past! Have you heard that saying in Hindi – jab jago tab savera! When you wake up, it’s morning. [Sounds silly in English but hopefully it conveyed the meaning]. The grip of Maaya is so strong that it is extremely difficult for a person to easily wriggle out of […]

When will I progress spiritually?

Question: I have been attending all sessions of Ashtavakra, at times I feel I have all the “theoretical” knowledge but wonder why it is not sinking in deeper! Lately, my mind is just jumping from one thing to another…I have not even completed the thought and I drop it and move to another task! Amazing […]

Karma and Karmaphalam

Question: Is karma about keeping your intentions positive or is it about keeping your intention and thoughts neutral? Answer: Karma is not created just by action, it is created by speech, it is created by thoughts too. But not by every thought/action/speech. If there is an emotion of raaga(likes)/dvesha(dislikes) attached to either, speech or action, […]